France

Former "Monument Nungesser et Coli" near Etretat

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Former "Monument Nungesser et Coli" near Etretat

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49.71127047627088, 0.2074208375396438

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13 comments

dagger66 1 month ago
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AMAZING FIND ! Congrats fs90473. This one was driving me crazy.

Anonymous 3 months ago
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Thank you!

Anonymous 3 months ago
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Wow! I'm so pleased I finally know where this monument was. It is amazing. I'm doing more research as it seems it was replaced.

fs90473 3 months ago
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Former "Monument Nungesser et Coli" near Etretat, France.

It remembers the two airmen who, in 1927, attempted to cross the Atlantic from Paris to New York. Their fate is unknown. Their plane, the famous "L'Oiseau Blanc" ("White bird") was last seen near Etretat, so, in 1927, a monument was built there. It was destroyed by the Germans in 1942. At the same place, the current Nungesser/Coli monument was built 1962.

Location of the old and new monument:
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Pics of the old monument:
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? 91 months ago
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Has this anything to do with the location?

Michelle 98 months ago
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The photo is from this book (page 236): external link

Michael 98 months ago
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What is the origin of the picture?

Michelle 98 months ago
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I posted this photo, and each day I've tried to look it up on the Internet with different keywords (including those bathing suits!). I hope people will pass the image along...it's driving me bananas!

Anonymous 98 months ago
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@ tvi: I was trying to narrow down the number of likely places, as this hasn't been going anywhere...

tvi 98 months ago
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Why located at a beach resort? The swim suits of the kids could be simply an indicator that there is a fountain or water basin closed to the monument.

Anonymous 98 months ago
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well, if it is Romania, then we're talking about a beach resort... right?

Cubist 98 months ago
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I love this obelisk basement and tried to finde it everywhere. I realy hope someone will know where it is/was.

Anonymous 98 months ago
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I believe this Romania but not sure of what town or city.